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The Latin American boom

Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2007], ©2008.
Series: Fire and ink, the legacy of Latin American literature.; Films on Demand.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By the 1960s, Latin America's avant-garde movements had matured into a range of literary styles that were firmly entrenched in the cultural landscape. At the same time, there emerged a new and distinctive accent to Latin American literature that was no less authentic than its forebears. This program surveys the artistic phenomenon, manifested most notably in magical realism, that came to be known as the Latin  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), 2007
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
OCLC Number: 709671657
Notes: Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Dec. 01, 2007.
Title from distributor's description.
Target Audience: Some language may be offensive.
Description: 1 streaming video file (51 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Details: Mode of access: Internet.; System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Contents: Importance of Latin American Magical Realism (2:12) --
What is "Magical Realism?" (1:43) --
Latin American Literary Boom (1:07) --
Latin American Boom: The Role of Journalism (2:52) --
Journalists as Narrative Writers and Activists (5:00) --
Basic Premise of Latin American Boom: Impossibility of Depicting What Is Real (2:07) --
Modernization Process of the Latin American Boom (2:35) --
Writers, Political Oppression, and Passions (2:10) --
Juan Rulfo and Magical Realism (2:24) --
Jose Maria Arguedas: Indigenous and Mainstream Peruvian Culture (1:34) --
Carlos Fuentes and Mario Vargas Llosa: Social Critics (3:41) --
Key Novels of the Latin American Boom (3:48) --
Latin American Boom Authors: Augusto Roa Bastos and Julio Cortazar (3:29) --
Cuban Novelist Jos Lezama Lima (1:59) --
Magical Realism: Touchstone Novel (3:24) --
Dictators and Latin American Boom (4:12) --
Mario Vargas Llosa: History and Loss of Liberty (1:52) --
Prologue: Literary Impact of Latin American Boom (1:06).
Series Title: Fire and ink, the legacy of Latin American literature.; Films on Demand.
Responsibility: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm).

Abstract:

By the 1960s, Latin America's avant-garde movements had matured into a range of literary styles that were firmly entrenched in the cultural landscape. At the same time, there emerged a new and distinctive accent to Latin American literature that was no less authentic than its forebears. This program surveys the artistic phenomenon, manifested most notably in magical realism, that came to be known as the Latin American Boom. Examining the role of journalism and the ways in which various authors stylized their reporting in the service of artistic goals, the program looks at the work of Alejo Carpentier, Augusto Roa Bastos, Julio Cortazar, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Juan Carlos Onetti, Jose Donoso, Miguel Angel Asturias, and Juan Rulfo.

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